Clifford Harris aka T.I.P. is getting restless while on house arrest awaiting trial on federal gun charges. T.I. spoke to MTV.com yesterday by phone from his home in Jonesboro, Georgia. Although he doesn't know when his album "Paper Trail" will be released, he's already recorded 50 tracks and is preparing to release a new single, "Let My Beat Pound."
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Congratulations to comedian Lil' Duval and his girlfriend Mrs. Lil' Duval who gave birth to a baby girl. Lil' Duval, real name Roland Powell, was a finalist on BET's Coming to the Stage. From there he went on to tour with Cedric the Entertainer and quickly became rapper T.I.P.'s favorite comedian hosting Grand Hustle's Comedy nights at the Uptown Comedy Corner here in Atlanta.

Grand Hustle rapper Young Dro, whom I consider to be a very handsome and charming young man who is always nice to me when he sees me out - may not have 3 women on the side as I earlier reported. He may only have two now that Shavon has taken herself out of the lineup. I can't tell you how many friends she has enlisted to email me on her behalf.

Today I received an email from my friend Jay Reid of Bad Boy South. In his email was a message from Shavon which I posted after the break.
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Would it be messy of me if I posted these pics of Dro's other woman knowing that Fantasia reads my blog? Oops, maybe I should have asked first. Well, don't blame me because my readers are all up in these celebrity's business!

According to my loyal reader Jasmine, Dro and Shavon, a single mother of one who works at Hooters, have been dating for over a year now. In fact, Shavon is still in his top ten friends on his Myspace page. Hooters certainly has its benefits! My loyal reader wanted me to know that Dro is an equal opportunity brother who dates light skinned and dark skinned sistas. But we already knew that. :)

Photos courtesy of Nekita

Thanks to loyal reader Nekita for these pics of Fantasia and Dro at Club Blackties in Raleigh, NC. According to Nekita, Fanty was Dro's "special guest" joining him onstage although she didn't perform.

Nekita said: Now, they could just be friends but they were looking real extra cozy to everyone. And why would she be there anyway as his special guest because she didn't perform. I honestly believe they are a couple.

My regular readers know that I strive to maintain credibility on my site. If I write an erroneous story I will make a retraction. Last week I wrote that Fantasia Barrino's brother Ricco Barrino was signed to T.I.'s Grand Hustle. But according to Ricco's publicist that information is incorrect. But Ricco does write songs for Grand Hustle artists. As you know, Ricco will make his star turn on American Idol this season.

Speaking of Fanty, she drove the kids crazy in Decatur over the weekend as she performed for not one, but two gay clubs. I hear she walked away with a cool $28,000 for performing every title in her catalog. They say she had to be pulled off the stage at 2:30 am Saturday night so she could go sing Happy Birthday to her alleged boyfriend Young Dro at Club Crucial.

If the rumors are true about Fanty and Young Dro, that would bring the total list of women that he's seeing on the side to three - including his baby mama.

Read the publicist's email after the break.
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Earlier I told you that American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino's brother would appear on the same show that made his sister a household name. But hold on, who knew Ricco Barrino was signed to Grand Hustle to write hits for T.I.'s roster of talent including Young Dro and Alfamega.

We've all heard rumors that artists were jumping ship from Grand Hustle now that the King of the South was on house arrest and facing serious time. But it looks like T.I.'s label isn't going under after all. Ricco already had a regional hit with his ladies anthem "Bubble Gum". Barrino alongside Grand Hustle producer Keith Mack, has a few more hits up their sleeves for Grand Hustle.

Which begs the question: isn't American Idol supposed to be all about finding unsigned talent?

Thanks to loyal reader Tangela for tip!